Feds planning new rules on movie captions

Movie theaters may soon be required to provide special devices to help deaf and blind moviegoers enjoy films, but some members of the local deaf community say the proposal doesn’t go far enough.

With an estimated 40,000-plus people who are deaf or hard of hearing living in greater Rochester — among the largest per-capita populations with hearing difficulties in the U.S. — the issue is of special importance locally.

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